Scare Slam 2017 – Photos & Reviews

“ranging from peculiar to haunting, with some humour thrown in for good measure” – The Spy in the Stalls

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“enjoyable, scary and memorable” – London Pub Theatres

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“I was totally engrossed by it. A winning horror story that I wanted to end… for all the right reasons!” – Scare Tour UK

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The Scare Slam was recorded live and will be airing on the Blackshaw Arts Hour podcast on 3rd Jan 2018.

 

Photos by Richard Stratton – https://500px.com/richardstrat

 

The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 56

For the first show back into 2017 Iasha is joined by Matt and a very new voice to the show, Sinead Burniston, a fellow Holloway graduate and theatre lover.

Matt reviews the Lego Batman film, we hark back to some old conversations from 2016 including a run down of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, how bad Suicide Squad was and Iasha talks musicals and lack of tap with Half a Sixpence.

Next show Matt’s reviewing Fifty Shades Darker, and if there is a show not to miss this year, it’s that one. So much awkward.

 

 

The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 52

This week on the show Iasha, Matt and Ellie are joined by Strat and Alex, doing their very first ‘Art’ on the new segment ‘Strat and Alex Do Art’.

Matt reviews Dr. Strange and maintains his professionalism as he is drawn by our two ‘artists’.Ellie talks to us about something new coming to Cineworld in Wandsworth which is pioneering 4DX cinema experiences and we heard from Owen Collins reciting some of his poetry at a recent Blackshaw new writing night.
  
Alex and Strat get into position to begin drawing Matt’s portrait for the hour recording
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                     Strat tries to copy Alex’s art/looks on longingly at his ability to art.
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Strat is hesitant to show his art to the class
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After much anticipation the two portraits are revealed to the enjoyment of Ellie and possibly to the horror of Matt. Some fine work produced – Can you tell who’s portraits is whose?
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The likeness is uncanny.
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The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 50

The Blackshaw Arts Hour turned 50! We had a party with fizz, hats and party poppers.

Iasha is joined by Matt, Ellie, Vikki, Helen, Alex and Andy (with Dave in the the background). Join us for Matts regular film review, a few best bits and a lot of reminiscing.
Here’s Tilly the cat getting into the party spirit
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Black Shuck at the London Horror Festival: A Review

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“Played by Alexander Pankhurst, it’s an enjoyable portrayal of this geeky character who is able to precisely name different birds by their call alone. He provides a wonderful foil to Martha played by Rachel Nott, a bolshie and dominating woman. The two of them are a comically incompetent pair.”

 

“There is a particularly well thought out lighting and sound design by Andrew Crane who helps to transport us to the night-time Norfolk Coast and give the play some eerie atmospheric effects. The aeroplane landing lights is particularly effective. The one simple piece of set, a groyne, also works wonders.”

 

Read the full review here.

The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 45

This week on the podcast, Matt brings us his review of Ghostbusters, a re-boot of the 1984 original.

We hear an interview with Stage Manager  and friend of Blackshaw Lizzie Cooper. Lizzie talks to Ellie about how she ended up working in the industry, the shows she’s worked on recently and some of the weird and wonderful props she’s had to source.

Matt and Iasha talk about some of the recent theatre they have seen in London, including two shows at The National (The Plough and the Stars and The Deep Blue Sea) and West End Musical, Matilda. Also, back by popular demand, we play Edinburgh Roulette for the second time on The Blackshaw Arts Hour.

 

The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 41

This week on the show, Matt and Iasha are discussing the horror genre with Green Room.

We delve into the controversy’s surrounding Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. There’s poetry, podcast inspiration, and a piece of new writing called Parents, written by Dan Weatherer to bring us to the end of the show.
Happy listening!

 

The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 40

This week on the show, Iasha brings you The Blackshaw Arts Hour minus her regular co-hosts.

Matt, Vikki and Nick review the Grand Budapest Hotel and we hear a very funny question from Helen Johnson posed to our cast and crew of Staying Alive at the beginning of the year.

Richard Stratton told us his three top spooky experiences ranging from childhood all the way though to present day, a story that featured in Blackshaw’s Scare Slam last year.

Next up on the show was Beige, a piece of new writing by Dan Weatherer, performed by Richard Malado and Hayley Marie Axe and Directed by Catherine Lord at one of our regular New Writing Nights at the Horse and Stables in Lambeth.

Don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast here! Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook, the regular Blackshaw Arts Hour team will be back live on your airwaves on the 5th of June on Wandsworth Radio 

 

The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 39

This week in on the show, Matt and Ellie join Iasha in the studio to talk all things Wandsworth Arts Fringe, as it opened officially last Friday.

We heard Helen Johnson interview Matt Hopwood who is putting on an immersive audio-visual storytelling show called A Human Love Story in the arches of Putney Bridge. You can go along and see Matt’s show on the 21st and 22nd of May as a part of WAF.

Matt reviewed Captain America: Civil War, after having seen it as part of a triple bill, which we thought was a very good effort!

We heard Ellie and the cast of Black Shuck (which opens this Wednesday the 11th!) talking to Lesley Strachan about the show and why you should come along and see it. Don’t forget to get your tickets here!

Vikki bought us her Arts Thing of the Week, which was a review of Bug, starring James Norton and Kate Fleetwood, which she and Ellie saw at Found111 on Charing Cross Road.

Please do book your tickets to come along and see Black Shuck, running until the 19th of May. And don’t forget our New Writing Night this month as a part of WAF will be held at The Bedford on the 17th.

 

The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 37

This week on the show Iasha was joined in the studio by Matt who reviewed new Disney animation Zootropolis.
We heard Ellie Pitkin Interview Tom Weston-Jones who told us about his career to date and his aspirations as an actor.
Matt saw The Caretaker at the Old Vic last week and we discussed the most noticeable mistake we’ve seen in a theatre production to date.
Helen Johnson will be on The Blackshaw Arts Hour next week interviewing Duncan Hands, who wrote Blackshaw’s upcoming production of Black Shuck. We heard a snippet of that in conversation interview so make sure you tune in next show to hear it in full!